Donna Fitzsimmons, Department Chair
The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Psychology prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in psychology. Much of the coursework for BA and BS degrees in psychology tends to overlap (for example, social science requirements and core courses), but those with a BA degree are geared toward more modern scientific psychology – how we adapt to rapidly changing social and physical environments. Students who opt for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology can choose to work in the human services field (crisis intervention or case management) or in business areas (human resources, personnel or management). Once a BA is completed, students may pursue a higher degree in psychology, if interested.
This program introduces the student to the field of psychology and includes the coursework to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, as well a specific courses in various subfields of psychology. Upon transfer, students from Pueblo Community College who have earned the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Psychology will be ready to complete the last half of a BA in Psychology at a four-year institution.
In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:
- Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
- Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
- Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree
Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.
To earn an AA degree with a designation in psychology, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below: